The Peking University College of Engineering signed a memorandum of understanding with the Uruguayan Center of Molecular Imaging (CUDIM) on June 8 for research and education in molecular imaging and early cancer detection.
According to the memorandum, the cooperating institutions aim to enhance research, education, scientific exchange, and technology development and transfer in the fields of molecular imaging technology and molecular imaging in clinical trial and clinical research.
To achieve these aims, the cooperating organizations agreed to exchange personnel between the cooperating departments, promote the quality of the collaborations by organizing annual or biannual Sino-Uruguayan workshops in molecular imaging in China and Uruguay, initiate the International Research and Training Team in the field of molecular imaging, drug development, diagnostic methods and clinical research; and make joint efforts to obtain funding and support for collaborative research projects and educational exchange programs from national and international agencies, institutions and industries.
CUDIM is the largest medical research institution in Latin America that specializes in molecular imaging techniques and clinical research. The memorandum was signed in Uruguay between Qiushi Ren, chair of the COE Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Henry Engler, director of CUDIM, during Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Uruguay from June 7-9.
Professor Ren (fourth from the left) during his visit to CUDIM